Former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is now embroiled in a fresh controversy for his views about the conflict in Palestine. The episode represents just the latest chapter in the long-standing smear campaign against him. Orchestrated by UK political elites and allies in the Israel lobby, the campaign continues even after they successfully derailed his chances of becoming prime minister. Again, it falls to independent media to counter this latest attempt to discredit him and indeed the Palestinian solidarity movement more broadly at this crucial time.
For decades, the most widely touted solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has been based on the idea of two independent states — one Israeli and one Palestinian — encompassing separate parts of the historic land of Palestine. … Now, however, a high-ranking UN human rights official has issued a damning condemnation of both the viability and morality of the two-state solution.
In my latest for CounterPunch I examine the media disinformation campaign that is currently being waged by Israel as part of its war propaganda strategy.
Independent journalists and activists have begun investigating and fact-checking some of the claims that are being repeated in corporate-owned media. And it turns out that many of the claims made about Saturday’s surprise Hamas incursion are misleading or, in some cases, even outright false.
It’s About Time Palestinians Started to Fight Back Again. But I Wish It Wasn’t Hamas That Was Doing It
My first for Dorset Eye provides nuance regarding the Palestine solidarity movement’s relationship with Hamas. Note: Though I support the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) I do not speak for or on behalf of that organization.
Palestine appears to be on the precipice of a Third Intifada.
By thrusting almost all of the world’s countries’ leaders together in the same place at the same time, it seems almost inevitable that the United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting will produce its fair share of controversies.
Another year, another anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I feel compelled once more to follow up on what I have previously argued on this subject, if nothing else in the hope that I will get through to some members of the so-called “9/11 Truth” movement and persuade them what a worthless enterprise their whole project is and, indeed, always has been. In this article I will deal with what motivates me to “go on the attack,” as one Truther put it to me in a recent exchange. First though, let me take you through the back-story.
In my latest piece for LA Progressive, I discuss what went wrong at The Canary.
For about four years I was a regular contributor to the UK-based online publication The Canary. The experience was instrumental in launching my writing career and helping me build a small following on social media. The Canary hired me as a contributor to its global section and I subsequently submitted articles about current affairs in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. As one of its few US-based writers, I also began to write extensively about the Trump administration and the failure of the Democratic Party to provide an alternative to crushing neoliberalism at home and endless imperialism abroad.
On August 20, Ecuadorians went to the polls to elect a new president just over two years since the previous presidential elections of 2021. Luisa González of the Citizens’ Revolution party topped the poll with 33%. But since no candidate achieved the necessary threshold to win in the first round, the election will now be decided via a run-off election in October. She will face political newcomer Daniel Noboa of the center-right National Democratic Action Party, who surprised political observers by placing second in a crowded field with 24% of votes counted.
In April, Bernie Sanders announced that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for the 2024 presidential election, instead backing his 2020 rival and incumbent president Joe Biden. He stated that he would “do everything I can to see the president is reelected.” Earlier this month, another major figure from the Democratic Party’s so-called “progressive” wing, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, went so far as to denounce West’s run based on fears about the tired and discredited so-called “spoiler” effect.